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Passive-aggression - perhaps you've heard the term but never really understood the concept?

For sure, you've encountered this aggravating behavior at home, in the workplace, with those you love as well as just plain "difficult" people.

Overcoming Passive-Aggression: How to Stop Hidden Anger from Spoiling Your Relationships, Career and Happiness is the first book to unravel the anger lurking in men, women, children, employees, bosses, co-workers, teachers, and students.

Each chapter explores new implications of hidden anger, from the physical health consequences to the passive aggressor's problems on the job, in a friendship, marriage or family. The book covers how we even unwittingly enable people's anger to brew and affect us. Key component here is how we respond!

So if someone you know dumps anger at your feet, read this book! And if you feel the uncomfortable urge to control situations, if you too often lapse into a dependent or depressed mode, or if you tend to focus upon yourself to the exclusion of others - you need to read this book also! It's never too late to rewrite your angry script and stop any negative self-talk that casts a pall upon your perspective.

Overcoming Passive-Aggression has received respected reviews and endorsements in the psychological community, and it?s been the subject of a two-page feature in Psychology Today titled ?The Stealth Saboteur? by Carlin Flora, who in her feature described this character as ?master of the ?non-answer? and the ?innocent? mistake.? You can find this March/April 2006 feature archived online.

Washington Post reporter Mike Rosenwald interviewed Ms. Oberlin about how one deals with passive-aggression in the workplace. Find this feature online by visiting the private practice website of co-author Loriann Oberlin, MS, LCPC using the link at the top of this page.

Video link to Congressman Murphy on CNN discussing mental health

State of the Union - CNN -- January 2011

Please accept this bookmark that you can download in PDF format as our thanks. You may share the bookmark with others to alert them of this topic and remind them, too, of the four stages of anger to better understand the topic at hand.

Kindly consider posting a favorable review on a bookstore website and/or letting others know of this Internet site, this book Overcoming Passive-Aggression or our first book The Angry Child. Ms. Oberlin also wrote Surviving Separation & Divorce. You will find opportunities to post throughout this website as well as the quiz you may wish to share with others.

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